Sunday, January 27, 2013

The U & U Show 304!

Foxygen : On Blue Mountain : We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic (2013)
-          2nd full length.
-          Debut album that was just rereleased after Jagjaguwar signed them in 2011.
-          Funkier Rolling Stones feel.
-          CMJ 2012

VietNam : Kitchen Kongas : A.merican D.ream (2013)
-          Forthcoming 2nd album
-          Brooklyn soulful, bluesy classic psych rock

Nightlands : 300 Clouds : Forget the Mantra (2010)
-          Debut full length
-          2nd full length is coming soon
-          Act on Secretly Canadian, sister label of Jagjaguwar.

Youth Lagoon : Dropla : Wondrous Bughouse (2013)
-          Forthcoming 2nd album.
-          Trevor Powers recorded the debut at 20 yrs old
-          Beachy (at times), spacey indie pop.

Christopher Owens : A Broken Heart : Lysandre (2012)
-          Solo debut from the former leader of Girls.
-          I've loved his solo releases far more than his stuff with Girls… same goes for Girls; drummer's side project PAPA.
-          This track has a 60's folk rock vibe to it. Very pleasant track

Fidlar : Stoked and Broke : Fidlar (2013)
-          Debut full length.
-          Rough garage rick with a bit of surf rock.
-          So glad to see these guys getting a bit of publicity.
-          FIDLAR = Fuck It Dog Life’s A Risk.
-          SXSW 2012

Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin : Drop Dead Baby : Reverse Shark Attack (2009)
-          One of two rereleased collaborative albums.
-          San Fran friends powering the Psych rock scene.

Fuzz : This Time I Got A Reason : This Time I Got A Reason 7” (2013)
-          2 song single.
-          Latest project from the ever-prolific Ty Segall
-          Heavier psych blues sound here than his usual style.

Guadalupe Plata : El Blues Es Mi Amigo : Guadalupe Plata (2013)
-          2nd full length.
-          Spanish band.
-          Incredibly enjoyable Black Keys/White Stripes feel here.

Akron/Family : Last Year : Set 'em Wild, Set 'em Free (2009)
-          5th album
-          Forthcoming 7th album, Sub Verses, was just announced.
-          Stream their first single, No-Room, on their official site.

Wooden Wand : Supermoon (The Sounding Line) : Blood Oaths of the New Blues (2013)
-          James Jackson Toth project's forthcoming album.
-          This song will be on my best of 2013, and I know I'm saying that in January.
-          Last release was 2011's Wooden Wand and the Briarwood Virgins.
-          Also released music as WAND after his band left him.
-          SXSW 2012

Wymond Miles : Pale Moon : Under the Pale Moon (2012)
-          Debut full length
-          One of many superb acts on Sacred Bones Records.

Tom Waits : Potter's Field : Foreign Affairs (1977)
-          4th full length
-          Album features Bette Midler on one track.

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